July 11, 2011 - Good governance in the Middle East is no more than a seed that needs nurturing - The National

Does good corporate governance lead to better value?
It is a simple question, but it has complex ramifications in private equity in this region.

 

At face value, anyone would support the principle of corporate governance as a good practice to be adopted by businesses to monitor management, ensure a proper decision-making tree and to protect shareholders' interests. However, beyond this general and almost intuitive proclamation, there are complexities at varying levels. 

 

Does good corporate governance lead to better value? It is a simple question, but it has complex ramifications in private equity in this region. At face value, anyone would support the principle of corporate governance as a good practice to be adopted by businesses to monitor management, ensure a proper decision-making tree and to protect shareholders' interests. However, beyond this general and almost intuitive proclamation, there are complexities at varying levels.

 

Good governance in the Middle East is no more than a seed that needs nurturing.pdf